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Lamorran House Gardens

Upper Castle Road
St. Mawes

The gardens at Lamorran House are situated on the Roseland Peninsula with extensive views of St Anthony's Head and the lighthouse. The gardens enjoy a favoured microclimate in an already favoured area - frosts are very rare and not of any severity except in a very exceptional year. The garden faces due south on a sloping hillside and use of extensive shelter belts of trees has greatly moderated the influence of the wind.

Growth in the garden is virtually twelve months a year and advantage has been taken of the benign climate to plant a very diverse range of plants from all over the world with considerable emphasis on Southern Hemisphere plants and sub-tropical vegetation.

The garden was conceived and designed as a whole but constructed in three separate stages. The intention was to create an intimate garden very much in the mould of those of the Mediterranean. Many features are included to divide the garden into intimate compartments which the visitor can find and explore.

There are areas of woodland, a water garden in Japanese style as well as temples and archways in the steeper parts of the garden and a small bridge on which to lean to look out over the bay giving a distinctively Venetian influence. Inspiration has been drawn by Robert Dudley-Cooke, for the design of the garden from many quarters.

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From Plymouth take the A38 to Dobwalls then take the A390 to StAustell. After St Austell you will pass a turning to Sticker shortly after that turning on your left take the B3287 sign posted Tregony and St Mawes, from here it is approx l5 miles to St Mawes. Go through Tregony and then St Just in Roseland on the A3078.As you enter St Mawes there is a large water tower on your right and then the remains of an old garage.Take the next right sign posted to St Mawes Castle and follow the road until you come to a row of pine trees (before you come to the castle) on your leftand the end of the row is a set of large white pillars with a blue sign which is the entrance to Lamorran Gardens.

Lamorran House Gardens Postcode for SatNav: TR2 5BZ


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